Pray and Spray With the ‘Special Case’ Briefcase Gun


Gun-maker Heckler & Koch’s Spezialkoffer — “Special Case” — is a clandestine weapon for personal-protection details. Offering the firepower of an MP5K in a concealed package, the Special Case first appeared in the late 1970s and is still available... Read more

Ranger Things


A recent article on Military.com claims that the Pentagon’s Close Combat Lethality Task Force... Read more

The U.S. Navy Reveals Two Future Submarine Classes


The U.S. Navy plans to develop two new classes of submarine, according to congressional... Read more

Luck and Friendly Strangers Gave Martin Grier’s High-Tech New Rifle Its Chance


Colorado gunsmith Martin Grier has invented a new kind of rifle — one that... Read more

In 1987, U.S. Navy F-14s Engaged Phantom Iranian Planes


When it debuted in 1974, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was supposed to replace the... Read more
In 1941, British and Soviet Troops Invaded Iran
Iran’s aggressive military posture is often attributed to its quasi-theocratic revolutionary government. However, the Middle Eastern state also had...
No, the Russian Su-57 Stealth Fighter Isn’t Superior to the American F-22

No, the Russian Su-57 Stealth Fighter Isn’t Superior to the American F-22

Russia’s Su-57 stealth fighter is a more versatile and a better ground-attacker than America’s own F-22 is, one of...

The YF-23 Stealth Fighter Won’t Save Us

The YF-23 Stealth Fighter Won’t Save Us

A stealth fighter demonstrator that last flew in 1994 has enjoyed a cultural resurgence in recent years. But the...

There’s One Reason America Refuses to Hold Saudi Arabia Responsible for Murder

There’s One Reason America Refuses to Hold Saudi Arabia Responsible for Murder

The apparent extrajudicial execution of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey on Oct. 2, 2018 seemed like a...

Big Submarine. Lots of Cruise Missiles.

Big Submarine. Lots of Cruise Missiles.

The U.S. Navy is firming up plans for new, large cruise-missile submarines to replace the four aging Ohio-class SSGNs....

The Stories War Tells Me

The Stories War Tells Me

I’m here in Chicago, 7,000 miles and 15 years away from Jalalabad, a desolate town in southwestern Afghanistan. Yet...

Hiram Maxim’s ‘Hun Stopper’ Was a Lethal Hose

Hiram Maxim’s ‘Hun Stopper’ Was a Lethal Hose

In late 1915 Sir Hiram Maxim, famed inventor of the machine gun, approached the British government with the offer...

China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter Is Successful

China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter Is Successful

China’s J-20 stealth fighter was a disappointment at the 2018 edition of the country’s biennial air show in Zhuhai...

No Nazi Zombie Movie Should Be as Boring as ‘Overlord’ Is

No Nazi Zombie Movie Should Be as Boring as ‘Overlord’ Is

Nazis and the occult are like peas and carrots—they just go well together. From Return to Castle Wolfenstein to...

Dry-Dock Sinking Could Accelerate the Russian Navy’s Decline

Dry-Dock Sinking Could Accelerate the Russian Navy’s Decline

The sinking of the Russian navy’s biggest dry dock could spell trouble, and change, for the world’s third-biggest navy....

Looks Like China Has a Carrier Drone

Looks Like China Has a Carrier Drone

China apparently possesses a jet-propelled unmanned aerial vehicle that’s suitable for tests aboard a future, catapult-equipped aircraft carrier. The...

Whitewashing the Vietnam War

Whitewashing the Vietnam War

Here’s a paradox of the last few decades. As American military power has been less and less effective in...

George Reaben’s ‘Torpedo Crossbow’ Seems Problematic

George Reaben’s ‘Torpedo Crossbow’ Seems Problematic

In November 1919 George Birkley Reaben of New York filed a patent for an explosive torpedo that could be...

‘They Will Not Forgive Us’

‘They Will Not Forgive Us’

It was only an announcement, but think of it as the beginning of a journey into Hell. In late...

China’s Got a Powerful New Anti-Ship Missile

China’s Got a Powerful New Anti-Ship Missile

China has a potentially powerful new anti-ship missile. And if the Chinese navy deploys it in large numbers, it...

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